21 images Created 10 Jun 2021
After four years and three attempts, George finally managed to get his aircraft into Fezzan, Southern Libya. Thousands of years ago Southern Libya was a fertile region of savannas and lakes that was home to an all-but-forgotten civilization. But the climate of North Africa changed dramatically some 1,500 years ago, and now Fezzan is one of the most barren and inhospitable places in the world. Every spring it is raked by strong winds that blow Libyan sand and dust across Africa and the Atlantic Ocean to South America. What’s left behind is an austere landscape of dunes, sandstone pinnacles, and fields of black lava.